The Colorado Independent,2020
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DENVER -- One speaker told of a harrowing border crossing intercepted by a drug cartel seeking hostages. Another of attempts to free her teen daughter from detention in Arizona. Another, on a hunger strike, recalled the story of a detained friend and community leader.
On Monday, Capitol Hill shuttered for a five-week recess. That means lawmaker visits to local wind-power factories, stent-maker shops, pancake joints and craft-beer pubs. It also means town halls!
Authors of a new study published recently in Geophysical Research Letters found that the natural-gas industry is failing to prevent significant amounts of its product from escaping into the air every day. The leaks result in a loss of millions of dollars in potential profits and raise anew questions about the true environmental benefits that come from relying increasingly on gas as an energy source.
On Tuesday the Colorado secretary of state’s office certified ballot language for the recall and special election targeting Colorado State Senate President John Morse. Ballots are scheduled to land in voter mailboxes as early as August 20.
COLORADO SEN. MICHAEL BENNET has been appointed to the Farm Bill Conference Committee, the bipartisan coalition charged with reconciling the radically different farm bills that came out of the Senate and then the House this summer.
State secrecy about Colorado’s death penalty protocols has been deemed illegal by a Denver District Court.
DENVER -- Liberty, moral truth, limited government, free enterprise -- and young conservatives. Yes, right-thinking youth, Republicans who know about Instagram. #noway! #whoknew?
DENVER -- Some people don’t want to hear it, others don’t know they want to. To address mainstream-media messaging problems, the 2013 Western Conservative Summit hosted here this weekend wrapped with a trust-building and communication "boot camp" on political persuasion.
DENVER -- Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz was the star speaker Saturday at Colorado Christian University’s fourth-annual Conservative Western Summit -- the first-term firebrand rallying the roughly 2,000 Republican voters here with an aggressive and unapologetic speech celebrating the power of the far-right message and detailing a plan through which he hopes to rewrite the nation’s tax code, abolish the IRS and sink the “Obamacare” health-care reform law by leading a move to starve it of funding during its crucial implementation phase.
WHEAT RIDGE, Colo.-- Last week U.S. Republican representatives voted to exclude the nation’s revamped food stamps program from the House version of the 2013 farm bill. This week, the Colorado Public Interest Research Group released a report on what it calls the farm bill’s wasteful agricultural-subsidy spending, joining with farmers to ask Congress to make real reforms before passing the vital five-year legislation.